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Mark Carreau

Mark Carreau
Space Correspondent,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting. He has written on U. S. space policy as well as NASA's human and space science initiatives.

Mark was recognized by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors and Headliners Foundation as well as the Chronicle in 2004 for news coverage of the shuttle Columbia tragedy and its aftermath.

He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and holds a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Kansas State University.

UAE Eager To Join Human Spaceflight Ranks 
Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates is scheduled to launch Sept. 25 as a Russian spaceflight participant.
‘Archinaut’ Robotic In-Space 3D Printing Demo Proceeds 
The Made In Space mission will focus on the 3D manufacture of two opposing 10-m beams aboard a small, solar-powered satellite.
Pentagon Seeks Commercial Solutions To Space-Based Intel 
Participants from small businesses and commercial startups with skills to address a range of technology challenges in the national security arena are encouraged to apply for the 12-week gathering.
Hayabusa 2 Lands A Second Time On Ryugu 
Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft touched down on the asteroid Ryugu late July 10 for a second time within five months to obtain samples of the primitive Solar System body for return to Earth.
Hayabusa 2 Asteroid Sample Collection Effort Underway 
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Hayabusa 2 asteroid sample return mission spacecraft initiated a three-day attempt late July 9 to collect a subsurface sample of Ryugu.
Dynetics Joins NASA’s Lunar Gateway Power And Propulsion Team 
Dynetics, Inc. will join Maxar Technologies in the development and demo of operations for the cornerstone power and propulsion element of NASA’s Gateway.
Light Sail 2 Solar Sail Deployment Delayed 
The 344-sq.-foot, four-segment, reflective Mylar Light Sail 2 will undergo additional testing of the altitude control system and possible spacecraft software updates.
Multinational Launch To ISS To Mark Apollo 11 Anniversary 
A three-member crew is set to mark the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 Moon landing with a July 20 launch to the International Space Station.
NASA Selects 12 Science, Tech Demos For Lunar Missions 
NASA has selected a dozen science and technology missions for launches to the Moon as payloads aboard the agency’s recently initiated Commercial Lunar Payload Services program.
NASA Deems Orion Abort Test a Success 
The successful abort test sets the stage for the next milestone in the U.S. human lunar return—the Artemis 1 flight test, a planned multi-week, uncrewed SLS/Orion trip around the Moon set for late 2020 or early 2021.
NASA Takes Grassroots Approach To Future Spacesuits  4
The lessons from the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, shuttle and ISS wardrobes live on as NASA readies garments for Orion crews and astronauts assigned to low-Earth-orbit activities. And now NASA will have to outfit astronauts for Artemis.
NASA To Test Orion’s Launch Abort System 
NASA is prepared for a critical, heavily instrumented July 2 flight test of its automated Orion capsule Launch Abort System (LAS).
Houston Spaceport Improvements Underway 
City officials broke ground June 28 on the first phase of infrastructure development for the Houston Spaceport, which was licensed by the FAA in June 2015 for runway-based, suborbital commercial space operations.
NASA Opens Restored Apollo Mission Control 
Beginning July 1 visitors to NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) here can see the newly refurbished Mission Operations Control Room that oversaw Apollo 11.
NASA To Fly Drone-Like Craft On Saturn’s Moon Titan  2
During its 2.5-year primary mission, the Dragonfly rotorcraft/lander will take off and fly, perhaps dozens of times, to cover a range of 100 to 120 mi. of Titan's surface.
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